“Nothing she mentioned is deserving of what is occurring to her and what the President is doing to her. It is a reprehensible assault on her. It is attempting to incite anti-Islamic emotions, attempting divide Individuals,” Booker advised CNN’s Poppy Harlow on “New Day.” “And all of us ought to all rally to a fellow American congresswoman’s protection proper now in opposition to a President that appears to have this disgusting, for my part, need to proceed to assault, particularly African-Individuals, whether or not they’re soccer gamers or the congressperson.”
Reached for remark Monday, White Home press secretary Sarah Sanders referred to statements about Trump’s tweet that she made a day earlier than on Fox Information.
“The President’s not attempting to incite violence in opposition to anyone. He is truly talking out in opposition to it,” Sanders mentioned on “Fox Information Sunday.”
Booker mentioned Trump’s actions are “precisely what presidents should not be doing at a time we have to unite Individuals.”
“That is simply one other instance of the sort of management that weakens the nation. American presidents should not demean folks. They need to elevate folks,” Booker mentioned. “They need to encourage folks and convey our nation collectively at a time when we’ve worsening divisions.”